Last Dive in Town
Don Everett Pearce dishes up the character portraits once again. Among the characters to be found in The Last Dive in Town are; a restless suburbanite dying to get out of his hometown ("Lonely Town"), teenage lovers in their fast food uniforms ("The First"), a neo-50s cigarette girl with an attitude ("Alleycats"), a transplanted New Yorker ripping on Los Angeles ("Downtown NYC"), a neon motel dweller awaiting the bulldozer ("Silver Moon Motel"), a friendly barmaid with an overzealous fan club ("Everybody Loves Joan") and other assorted late-night, nightspot, streetlight wanderers with stories to tell and things to get off their chests. Recorded in Brooklyn, NY with a full band, as well as in a small apartment in L.A. with just a guitar & vocal, this album ranges from ragged garage rock to intimate acoustic folk to strident Americana to retro balladry with a natural ease. Fans of the Stones, early Springsteen, Paul Westerberg, early Tom Waits and Bob Dylan will likely find something to sink their teeth into on this album.